President Xi Jinping and Maldives President Abdulla Yameen review an honor guard before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Thursday. The two also witnessed a dozen documents being signed.Liu Weibing / Xinhua

Developing countries need a voice

The international community should respect and reflect the will of the people from developing countries as human rights are formulated, President Xi Jinping said, adding that establishing human rights worldwide cannot be achieved without the joint efforts of developing countries.


Joint action targets human smuggling

More than 67,600 illegal immigrants from Southeast Asia and South Asia were caught between February 2016 and November 2017 in a joint crackdown on human smuggling by mainland and Hong Kong police, public security authorities said in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, on Thursday.


Writing a New Chapter of International Human Rights Exchanges and Cooperation

Editor's note: With the convening of the South-South Human Rights Forum in Beijing on Thursday, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Li Baodong expounds on China's international exchanges and cooperation on human rights.


Drone crash shows India still behaving recklessly

China's military voiced strong indignation on Thursday to the recent crash of an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle on the Chinese side of the border where there was a standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in the summer that lasted for more than two months. No further details have been given about the UAV or when it crashed, but as well as operating domestically developed drones, India agreed to buy state-of-the-art combat drones from Israel in the summer, having already deployed Israeli surveillance drones along the border.


'Silence Breakers' are Person of Year

NEW YORK - "The Silence Breakers" - those who have shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment - have been named Time magazine's Person of the Year.


Putin bids for 2018 re-election

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that he would seek a new term in the presidential election next year, which analysts said that he is almost certain to win easily.

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China submits case against US to WTO

China has submitted a case to the World Trade Organization seeking fair treatment, after the United States rejected the nation's demand to be treated as a market economy under global trading rules, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Thursday.


School of thought

There is an old saying in China: "No matter how high the mountain is, its name will spread far and wide if there is a fairy." Xiqiao Mountain on the outskirts of Foshan, a city in southern Guangdong province, is perhaps one such example.